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“Wise Dan Day” Celebration At Old Friends July 6

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, will host “Wise Dan Day” on Saturday, July 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at their farm at 1841 Paynes Depot Road. The two-time Horse of the Year, multiple Eclipse winner, and two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion will make a special ambassador appearance at the organization’s main […]

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Easy Living: Champion Wise Dan Enjoying Retirement

As he has for the past few years, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is enjoying the winter days at trainer Charles LoPresti’s Forest Lane Farm near Athens, Ky. The 9-year-old gelding has spent each winter between racing seasons at the farm, and is familiar with the farm and routine. This time it’s a bit […]

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Two-Time Horse Of The Year Wise Dan Retired

Wise Dan, who earned U.S. Horse of the Year honors in 2012 and 2013, has been retired from racing. The Morton Fink homebred, trained by Charles LoPresti, had been slated to make his return from an ankle injury in the Grade 1 $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile set for Sunday, September 13, at Woodbine. “He’d been […]

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Report: Wise Dan Connections Target Woodbine For Return To Racing

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan continues to train well and it appears as though a return to racing may come very soon. Trainer Charlie LoPresti told the Blood-Horse on Tuesday he’s pointing the 8-year-old gelding to the G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. This past Sunday at Keeneland, Wise Dan breezed six furlongs in 1:14, going […]

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All Clear: Champion Wise Dan Gets Okay To Resume Full Training

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been given clearance to resume full training, according to a report Tuesday at Bloodhorse.com. The 8-year-old gelding had been on an every-other-day schedule of jogging and galloping since May 26. Wise Dan has been sidelined since October, when a non-displaced fracture of his fetlock at the bottom […]

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Horse Of The Year Wise Dan Cleared To Gallop

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who has been sidelined since late last fall with a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of his right front cannon bone, received clearance earlier this week to begin galloping every other day. According to reports by both Horse Racing Nation and the Louisville Courier-Journal, trainer Charlie LoPresti indicated […]

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Reunited: Champion Wise Dan Rejoins LoPresti’s Barn At Keeneland

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has rejoined trainer Charlie LoPresti’s string at Keeneland, and has begun walking under tack, the Daily Racing Form reported Monday. The 8-year-old gelding has been sidelined since suffering a non-displaced fracture to his right front cannon bone last October. Wise Dan will walk under tack for about three […]

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Mile: Wise Dan Triumphs in Shadwell

Overcoming a slow start that saw him well behind going into the far turn, champion Wise Dan made a strong late move to score in the Grade 1, $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland on Saturday. Breaking awkwardly and coming out at the rear of the field, Wise Dan and regular rider John Velazquez […]

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Wise Dan Makes Successful Comeback With Bernard Baruch Victory

Coming out of a long layoff after emergency colic surgery in May, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan nosed out late-charging Optimizer to score in the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga on Saturday. After acting up a little in the gate, the reigning champion broke sharply, and jockey John Velazquez kept […]

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LoPresti: Wise Dan Horse of Year Three-Peat ‘Furthest Thing From My Mind’

Ten-time Grade 1 winner Wise Dan is set to race for the first time in nearly four months in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap. The last thing on trainer Charlie LoPresti’s mind, he says, is a third straight Horse of the Year title. A 7-year-old Morton Fink homebred, Wise Dan has earned six Eclipse Awards, […]

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